CAI Neighborhood Conference & Expo

On Saturday,  August 25, Northwest Exterminating will be at the CAI Neighborhood Conference & Expo at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.  “CAI, the Community Associations Institute – is the nation’s voice for condominiums, cooperative and homeowner associations.”  The CAI provides tools that enable neighborhoods to thrive in challenging times.

Northwest Exterminating will be there to give information on all of our services including our Community Management Services.  Stop by and say hello!

An extra bonus is that Vern Yip, of Trading Spaces & Home Intervention, will be the keynote speaker!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gather information on how you can keep your community thriving!

 

Northwest Exterminating
830 Kennesaw Ave MariettaGA30060 USA 
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Adam Vannest: The New Director of Pest Services

Northwest Exterminating is proud to introduce Adam Vannest as our new Director of Pest Services.  As Director of Pest Services, Adam will be responsible for all of the ongoing pest control training and development at Northwest.  Adam has a strong commitment to excellence and continuing education; this passion will help Northwest to further their commitment to creating healthier living and working environments.

Adam is a graduate of Kennesaw State University where he studied Music Education.  Adam grew up surrounded by family members in the pest control industry.  So it was no surprise that after graduation Adam decided to follow in their footsteps.   Adam joined the Northwest family in 2007 and most recently served as the Monroe Service Center Manager.  He soon became a Georgia Certified Operator in both WDO and HPC categories.  Through his hard work, dedication, and involvement in civic organization, community events, and associations, Adam has helped Northwest to be the leader in pest and termite control.

Adam currently resides in Monroe with his wife, Elica, his son, Leo, and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a daughter in October!

Northwest is excited to have Adam on board in his new role!

You can contact Adam at avannest@callnorthwest.com

Blogs by Adam:

How to Rid Yellow Jackets Using Glue Boards
10 Ways to Make Sure Your Home is Not Attractive to Rodents

 

Aimee’s Wing Project

The story of 24 year old Aimee Copeland has captivated not only Georgia residents but the entire nation!  Aimee’s story is one of bravery, hope, faith, and strength.  After a zip-lining accident on May 1, Amy developed a flesh eating bacteria that led to the loss of her left leg, right foot, and both hands.  Through this horrible ordeal, Aimee and her family have remained both hopeful and positive.  Aimee’s story is truly one of inspiration!!

When we heard that Pulte Homes/Del Webb Homes was putting together a team of contractors to build a wing for Aimee, we jumped at the chance to help out this family!  1,970 square feet is being added to the Copeland family home, being dubbed “Aimee’s Wing”.  The addition will be completed in 40 days, just in time for Aimee’s exit from rehabilitation.  40 days may not seem long to build the addition but cannot compare to the hard work and dedication that Aimee is putting in while taking part in her rehab.

Northwest Exterminating is doing the termite pretreatment for the addition of Aimee’s Wing.  We are so proud to be a part of this project.    “It is an honor to be able to give back to such an inspirational young woman.  She’s touched the lives of many people and we’re grateful to be a part of this project” says Randy Wilhite, Director of Builder Development at Northwest Exterminating.  Aimee’s strength and courage have been an inspiration to all of us at Northwest Exterminating!

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For more information on Aimee’s story and how you can help visit www.aimeecopeland.com

 

Northwest Exterminating Acquires Jody Millard Pest Control of Hixon, TN

Northwest Exterminating is proud to announce that it has recently acquired Jody Millard Pest Control of Hixon, TN.  Jody Millard Pest Control has been servicing the Chattanooga area for over 17 years.    We’d like  welcome Jody Millard and his team to the Northwest Exterminating family!

—Press Release—


NORTHWEST EXTERMINATING ACQUIRES JODY MILLARD PEST CONTROL
Jody Millard Pest Control has been servicing Chattanooga, TN for over 17 years

Marietta, GA-Northwest Exterminating, the Southeast’s leader in GREEN Pest Control, recently expanded its reach by acquiring Jody Millard Pest Control. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Jody Millard Pest Control has been servicing the Tennessee area for more than 17 years. The acquisition will allow Northwest to extend its footprint and permit Jody Millard Pest Control to continue operating as a division of Northwest Exterminating.

In 2011, Northwest opened its first Tennessee service center in Murfreesboro, TN and now, with Jody Millard Pest Control added to the roster, eco-friendly pest control will take Tennessee by storm.  “At Northwest, our goal is to provide superior services that will enhance the health of homes and businesses, as we strive to make our communities better.  We are happy to add Jody Millard Pest Control to our team, as it will help us further our mission”, said Scott Eubanks, Leader of Technical Services and Industry Relations at Northwest Exterminating.

Jody Millard Pest Control provides more than 30 years of experience. With an excellent reputation and a strong force in the Chattanooga Community, Jody Millard Pest Control has knowledgeable employees and offers increased benefits for Northwest to provide excellent customer service in Tennessee.

About Northwest Exterminating                                    

Northwest Exterminating is a family owned and operated exterminating company that was established in 1951 by L.A. Phillips and his wife, Emma Lene Phillips. The company was founded on the values of honesty, integrity, and excellence. Today these values still remain the core of Northwest Exterminating as we have grown from a family of 2 to a family of over 300 team members and multiple service centers throughout Georgia and in Nashville, Tennessee. We specialize in residential and commercial termite control, pest control, mosquito control, wildlife services, lawn care, and insulation.

 

One of Northwest Exterminating’s Finest: Elmer Utley

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Utley

Northwest has been blessed with a work family of committed, hard working, and dedicated team members over the years.  Through all these years, few have been better than Elmer Utley, or Mr. Utley, as he is called throughout Northwest.  Mr. Utley met the Phillips family at Smyrna Church of Christ after moving to Georgia from Virginia in 1954.  The Utleys and the Phillips became quite close over the years as the two families attended church together and became starters of Greater Atlanta Christian School.  Louise Utley, Mr. Utley’s wife, worked at Northwest for almost 40 years before finally retiring.  So it was our privilege that after Mr. Utley decided that retirement wasn’t for him, he came to work at Northwest Exterminating.  14 years later he has been an example of a hard working, kind, God loving man to all of us at Northwest Exterminating.

On Saturday, July 21, Mr. Utley celebrated his 89th birthday!  At 89 years old he is still at the office bright and early (2 am to be exact) every morning.  He works 40 hours a week while still taking care of his beloved Louise who has trouble going outside the house due to lower abdominal pain and macular degeneration.

Mr. Utley’s granddaughter recently submitted an article to Faulkner University’s Our Families Magazine to tell the story of her grandparent’s 69 year marriage.  After we asked Mr. Utley about his 6 week courtship with Mrs. Utley he said “I wasted 6 weeks”.  Their story is one to look up to, a hopeful story that we don’t always hear about.

Throughout the years, Mr. and Mrs. Utley, both of their daughters, and both son-in-laws have all been a part of Northwest Exterminating.  We are lucky to have the Utley family as part of our Northwest family!

To read the article “Elmer and Louise Utley: 69 Years and Counting” follow the link below and go to page 17.

http://www.faulkner.edu/Academics/ccfs/Documents/Our%20Families%20Magazine/OFM%20Sp-Su%202012.pdf

Who is the hardest working person you know?

 

 

Bug Out with Northwest on Pinterest!

Have you joined Pinterest yet? No? Well join today and follow Northwest Exterminating!

Not sure what Pinterest is? Here you go:

Pinterest is a virtual pin board that allows you to catalog and share the stuff that you like on the web. It’s all image-based, so it’s excellent for visually oriented people. You install a ‘Pin’ button on your browser so that anytime you’re browsing something you’d like to save, simply hit the button and a box will prompt you to label your pin.

Pinterest is constructed like numerous social media sites. You get a profile, but instead of status notices and an extensive ‘about me’ segment, people can view all of your pins. Every pin is classified by you into diverse ‘boards,’ furnishing a method to catalogue your profile.

Don’t think you want to follow an exterminating company on Pinterest? Think again! Our page is full of cute boards, funny pins, and great DIY advice. Check out our latest pins:

Follow us at http://pinterest.com/nwexterminating/

Happy Pinning!

Cara Carver
ccarver@callnorthwest.com

 

 

 

What Our Customers Are Saying

Each week we send out a survey to customers who have received a new service from Northwest Exterminating.  Our goal is always “Customers for Life”!  We want to make sure that each customer is completely satisfied with the service that they have received from Northwest.  Our surveys allow us to really see how we’re doing from our customer’s stand point!  We are able to use the responses to constantly make Northwest a better company.  So what are our customers saying?  See for yourself:

  • They arrived when promised, they were very clean, were very polite, treated our termite problem, and finished quickly. – Newnan service center
  • Fire ant service was just great.  We added it recently during our quarterly and termite renewal service. – Stockbridge service center
  • Northwest representative, John Davis, was very helpful and knowledgeable in assessing my needs for termite protection.  The termite technician who actually performed the job, Bobby McMichen, was on time and did a fantastic job.  I would recommend Northwest to all my friends and family members. – Dallas service center
  • I like the green option.  Reps have always been friendly and knowledgeable.  They have always been receptive to our needs.  They will return with a smile if having an insect problem.  They will return as much as neccessary to get the problem solved. – Dallas service center
  • When I started to have issues with bugs in my house, I called Northwest.  The representative was polite and attended to my needs quickly.  We had our initial visit within 2 days and our service was completed by the end of the week.  This was very helpful as I am 39 weeks pregnant and needed to have it completed before the new baby arrived. – Newnan service center
  • We had a yellow jacket infestation in the wall of my home. My husband and I were on a trip and my son was home to handle the situation. He called a different company and wasn’t treated very well. Once he called your company he got the help he needed right away. The other company told him it would cost upwards of $1000 to fix the problem and with you guys it was less then $250. I want to thank you for not taking advantage of a young man that didn’t know what to do with the problem before him. May God bless you for your kindness. – Wildlife Team
  • The representative was courteous and knowledgeable. He also came on short notice regarding an emergency situation. – Columbus service center
  • I had a complete understanding of the work that was to be performed and how it would work. The service rep called in advance and was on time. He completed the work in a timely manner. – Monroe service center
  • Friendly, professional service technician. Reviewed everything with me and treated whole house – even did basement and attic and we did not go over that. Thorough treatment. Confident that if I have aproblem I can call my representative and he will handle it quickly. – East Cobb service center
  • Northwest has always provided excellent service in both Pest management and Termite service and most recently the lawn care service. – Stockbridge service center
  • We had really bad ants and with one treatment, they are GONE! – Buford service center
  • We are a farm to table restaurant that would never consider using products with unnatural pesticides.  We are so glad you have green shield products.  Our representative was extremely knowledgeable about the pests that have previously inhabited this 70 year old building and setup traps to monitor any pest traffic we have.  He even told us to call him at the first sign of pest activity. – Canton service center

For more information on the services offered at Northwest Exterminating visit our website at callnorthwest.com or call 888.466.7849

NorPest Green Pest Control
Green Mosquito Control
Bed Bug Control
Fire Ant Control
Termite Control
Wildlife Control
Lawn Care
TAP Insulation
Green Property Solutions
Complete CrawlSpace
Commercial Services
Builder Services
Realtor Services
Community Management Services

 

 

Introducing Green Elite by Northwest Exterminating

Introducing Green Elite by Northwest Exterminating

We’ve been working on something really big for our customers and we’re proud to announce that it’s finally here…GREEN ELITE!

At Northwest Exterminating, we have made a name for ourselves as the GREEN leaders in pest and termite control!  So it is only fitting that our newest program allows customers to continue to GO GREEN with us!  We wanted to develop a program that would benefit our customers and be an environmentally friendly solution for our environment.  Many of our customers have more than one service with us.  Since these services were typically on different schedules, our representatives were oftentimes making more than one trip out to a property to complete different services.  Customers were also getting billed individually for each service.  We knew there was a Greener way!  Keeping with our “Go Green” mentality, we thought that by grouping green services like pest, termite, and mosquito, we could reduce our carbon footprint by making fewer trips to complete services, reducing fuel costs, and reducing the amount of paper that we use in our billing process…all while saving the customer money!  It’s truly a WIN-WIN!

Green Elite customers get our Sentricon Termite Elimination System and NorPest Green Pest Control.  Green Elite Plus customers get our Sentricon Termite Elimination System, NorPest Green Pest Control and our Green Mosquito Control services.  When you are a Green Elite or Green Elite Plus customer you get the benefits of convenience billing, low monthly payments, and discounts on additional services:

We like to have fun around Northwest Exterminating!  So to get our team members excited about Green Elite, we had a party!!  And to spice things up a bit, we’re having a competition on which service center had the most Green Elite spirit!  You can help us decide the winner by visiting our Facebook page, going to the “Green Elite Spirit” photo album and voting for the branch with the most Green Elite spirit!  You are NOT going to want to miss these pictures!

Want to join the Green Elite?  Click here or call us at 888.466.7849 to Group Green & Save Green!

 

Northwest Exterminating Ranks #23 in PCT’s Top 100 Pest Control Companies

We’ve done it again!!  And we have our customers to thank!

Northwest Exterminating ranked 23rd in Pest Control Technology’s (PCT) Top 100 pest control companies.  It is a great honor that customers are trusting us to protect their homes from pests and termites.  Business isn’t easy, especially in this economy, but with our loyal customers and the great Northwest Exterminating team we continue to grow!

In 1951, L.A. and Emma Lene Phillips started Northwest Exterminating in Northwest Atlanta.  They founded the company based on honesty, integrity, and excellence.  61 years and over 300 employees later, those are the same values that we continue to operate under.  We have grown tremendously and that is all thanks to our customers and our team members who put our customers first!

We’re proud to be #23 and look forward to moving up next year’s list!

 

Mosquito Eggs are Hatching Early…So What Does That Mean For You?

Mosquito eggs are hatching early…so what does that mean for you?

Reports have talked about the early mosquito season due to the warmer temperatures that we’ve experienced early in the season.  But will this impact your summer plans of being outdoors anymore than usual?  The Atlanta Journal Constitution ran a story featuring Northwest Exterminating that gives a glimpse of what we have to look forward to this summer with not just mosquitoes, but ants, kudzu bugs, and other pests as well.  The article includes reasons why we are seeing so many mosquitoes and tips on preventing them from invading your yard.

Read The AJC article here.

Although there are many DIY products and other mosquito control systems, Northwest recommends a monthly mosquito control program performed by licensed, experienced professionals.  Our Green Mosquito control uses products that are derived from flowers and bacteria to ensure that our program is effective and environmentally friendly.  For more information on our Green Mosquito Control or for a FREE inspection, visit us at callnorthwest.com.